What are habits?
Habits are behaviours we perform almost automatically. They are not usually something we have to spend any time thinking about, we just do them, for example cleaning our teeth regularly. Bad habits can become destructive, and these kinds of habits require our attention if we are to live healthy and fulfilling lives. An example of a bad habit could be the way we automatically open the fridge when we return home, looking for comfort food or drink to ease the stress of the day.
This applies equally in our working lives as much as our personal lives. I have written before about the habit of responding ‘yes, but’ to new suggestions and this is an example of an habitual response we can get into.
It is important to reflect upon the habits we have developed, the consequences of these and review those we want to change.